Uber

This June 12, 2018, file photo shows the Uber app on a phone in New York.
Richard Drew/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 3:56 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired its Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, making it the largest-ever technology purchase in the region. Uber said in a prepared statement that the $3.1 billion purchase consists of $1.7 billion...
Read More
child in a car seat
Dreamstime
Ian Bush
March 18, 2019 - 9:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — When it comes to getting to and from Philadelphia International Airport, Uber and Lyft have new pint-sized competition in Kidmoto . The app does one thing: "It connects passengers seeking car seats to drivers who provide the convenience of installed car seats for...
Read More
A Chihuahua dog
Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images
Rachel Kurland
March 05, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've all experienced that hysterical fear of leaving something behind in an Uber, whether it be essential items like your wallet, keys or phone. But have you ever left your 8-week-old coffee-colored Chihuahua in the back seat? Apparently someone has. It may seem —...
Read More
A Lyft driver places the Amp on his dashboard.
Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft
March 01, 2019 - 5:57 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) — Lyft will pay some of its drivers up to $10,000 in cash bonuses ahead of the company's forthcoming IPO — an unusual benefit for a portion of the independent contractors who are critical to the company's business model. The drivers who receive a bonus...
Read More
Harald Krueger / Dieter Zetsche
Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP
February 22, 2019 - 10:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday...
Read More
Uber app
Shutterstock
February 15, 2019 - 5:21 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) — Uber, the most highly-valued U.S. based startup, is heading into its much-anticipated IPO after more than $1 billion in losses last year. The company lost $1.8 billion in 2018, the first full year under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, according to the company...
Read More
Uber Boat service
Uber
February 04, 2019 - 12:05 pm
By Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business (CNN) -- Uber is offering a new way to beat traffic jams in one of the world's most congested cities — speedboats. The ride-hailing company launched its Uber Boat service in India's financial capital, Mumbai, on Sunday. Uber customers can now book boats between three...
Read More
PA Images/Sipa USA
Steve Tawa
January 16, 2019 - 7:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Area UberBLACK limo drivers and the company are now awaiting a ruling from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia on whether the drivers can get a U.S. district judge's decision reversed. An attorney for the drivers, Ashley Keller, told the three-judge...
Read More
From left: Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
January 04, 2019 - 11:37 am
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Brian Dunkleman won't be job-shamed for driving an Uber. The former co-host of the first season of "American Idol" in 2002 is hitting back after TMZ unearthed his current occupation while reporting on Dunkleman's divorce and custody battle with his estranged...
Read More
Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ridehailing companies will soon get a minimum wage in New York City.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images via CNN
December 04, 2018 - 6:35 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) -- Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ridehailing companies will soon get a minimum wage in New York City. On Tuesday, the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission voted on a minimum pay formula to protect ridehailing drivers from being underpaid by companies...
Read More

Pages